HackerBoards.com now hosts the Single Board Computer Database

Sep 17, 2020 — views: 159

The DeviceGuru Blog Network is pleased to announce that it now hosts the Single Board Computer Database — aka “Board-DB” — which was created by Raffaele Tranquillini and previously hosted at board-db.org.
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New catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs debuts

Jan 3, 2020 — views: 22

LinuxGizmos.com has published its 2020 “New Year’s Edition” single-board computer catalog. The updated compendium of “hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android,” says the site.
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Revisiting Intel’s 8-bit 8080 microprocessor

Jun 10, 2019 — views: 1432

Recently I got bit by a nostalgia bug. With all the awesome power and capabilities of today’s 64-bit multi-core Intel and ARM SoCs, including seemingly unlimited processing power, it dawned on me that few of us realize what’s going on deep down at the level of the CPU chips’ internal registers. Which got me thinking about my first single board computer creation: the “8080 Abie.”
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Updated catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs

Jun 4, 2019 — views: 42

LinuxGizmos.com has published its mid-2019 catalog of “hacker-friendly SBCs,” which now spans 125 single board computers priced at under $200 that run Linux or Android. The catalog is accompanied by an insightful single board computer market overview post, which provides descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to info for all 125 boards.
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Android Gizmos?

May 21, 2019 — views: 62

Welcome to DeviceGuru’s Android Gizmos page, where we are contemplating the future of purpose-built devices that run various forms of the Android OS. As the saying goes, “watch this space!”
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Annual LinuxGizmos SBC catalog features 122 Linux-friendly boards

Jan 4, 2019 — views: 111

LinuxGizmos.com has posted its annual “New Year’s catalog” of hacker friendly single board computers. As usual, the round-up includes an updated market overview, plus descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to info for all the boards in the compilation. Additionally, there’s an online comparison spreadsheet that offers a quick comparison of all 122 boards’ key features (and prices).
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Circuit Cellar and LinuxGizmos.com join forces

Mar 1, 2018 — views: 47

LinuxGizmos.com, a website of the DeviceGuru Blog Network, has joined forces with KCK Media, publisher of Circuit Cellar magazine. The alliance will expand the site’s coverage of the rapidly evolving hardware and software technologies used in new and emerging embedded and IoT devices, while continuing its unique focus on the benefits of open source software and standards.
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2018 catalog of 100+ hacker-friendly SBCs

Jan 4, 2018 — views: 414

LinuxGizmos.com has published its January 2018 round-up of “hacker-friendly SBCs.” The round-up includes a current hacker-SBC market overview; descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to info for all 103 boards; and a comparison spreadsheet that compares all 103 boards’ key features (and prices).
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OK Google: make this NEST hack a standard feature

May 7, 2017 — views: 180

This easy hack can unlock a NEST thermostat’s “Cool” mode in heater-only installations, allowing control of a heater’s ventilation fan as though it’s an A/C.
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Why are there no recent posts on DeviceGuru.com?

May 28, 2016 — views: 436

Why has DeviceGuru.com had so few posts over the past several years? Blame it on the success of its offspring: LinuxGizmos.com! Here’s the scoop…
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LinuxDevices content returns to the Web

Dec 23, 2013 — views: 20

One of most widely respected repositories of embedded and mobile Linux news and information has returned to the web as an archive hosted at LinuxGizmos.com.
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Linux-based Tor gadget protects IP identity

Dec 11, 2013 — views: 671

Pogoplug announced a $49, Linux-based security device called the Safeplug that taps into the Tor network to hide your IP information when using the web.
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AirPlay alternative mirrors and streams to TVs and PCs

Dec 11, 2013 — views: 1346

AirTame is developing an AirPlay-like protocol for PC-to-PC content streaming and screen mirroring, plus a Linux-based dongle for AirTame rendering on TVs.
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Boxee sells itself to Samsung, shuts down Cloud DVR

Jul 10, 2013 — views: 3126

Boxee, the Israeli startup that achieved fame first as the developer of an innovative, free, media-streaming software platform, and later through its partnership with D-Link around the iconic Linux-powered Boxee Box device, has been acquired by Samsung. According to reports by Haaretz and the New York Times, the company’s selling price was less than the $28.5 million it raked in from optimistic investors over the past six years.
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$99 HDMI stick promises universal AirPlay

Apr 27, 2013 — views: 2001

Plair says it is now shipping its “Plair” media-streaming device to U.S. customers. Unveiled earlier this year at CES, the $99 embedded Linux-powered gadget is said to provide AirPlay-like beaming of multimedia content from Apple, Windows, and Android devices to “any HDTV” with an available HDMI port.
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